This article summarizes our staff’s best backpacking gear of the year – the ultralight hiking, backpacking, and camping gear they pick as their favorites for their annual adventures.
We’ve hand picked these pieces to give you a solid foundation of what we think are important pieces to the vast mosaic of lightweight backpacking information. We hope you find these articles to be valuable on your road to traveling lighter in the backcountry.
Bear attacks are frightening and unexpected. This author shares her bear encounter with the hiking community.
Guide’s Gear features products used by BPL’s WTS guides that have withstood the test of time by demonstrating exceptional performance, durability, weight, and value. Guide’s Gear No. 1 goes to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for offering more features than any other two pound pack on the market.
Backpacking Light’s staff is some of the most passionate backpackers around. Take a look at the ultralight gear we use and treasure.
Getting outdoors often makes all the difference, and a long expedition can go a long way to transforming your life.
“The lesson that we learn from fishing with a tenkara rod is that we shouldn’t fear that a simpler life will be an impoverished life. Rather, simplicity leads to a richer and more satisfying way of fishing – and more importantly, living.” – Yvon Choiunard
Vaseline fire starters are a very versatile tool and can light a fire in almost any weather condition. Better yet, you can make them from very inexpensive materials from the comfort of your own home.
The ultralight boot camp is exactly like it sounds; it prepares you to meet unexpected challenges in the wilderness. Plus it’s a lot of fun and the scenery is stunning.
As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.
After receiving some stunning photos, our judges have chosen the best. Grab a seat and relive the experience.
Submit your best shots from 2013!